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Travel time from Birmingham (Alabama) to Calgary


Birmingham (Alabama) to Calgary airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Birmingham (Alabama) to Calgary? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Calgary, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.


Thursday, 1:38 pm:  start in Birmingham (Alabama)
drive for about 12 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 2:45 pm at the latest

1:50 pm:  Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International (BHM)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 3:15 pm

2:20 pm:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

3:20 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

3:50 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

4:05 pm:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

4:15 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 19 minutes to taxi to the runway

4:34 pm:  wheels up! take-off from BHM
fly for about 31 minutes in the air

6:05 pm (local time):  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta, GA is 1 hour ahead of Birmingham, AL
so the time in Birmingham (Alabama) is actually 5:05 pm
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 12 minutes to the gate

6:17 pm (local time):  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

8:05 pm (local time):  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 1 hour, 48 minutes

8:20 pm (local time):  board Delta Air Lines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

8:30 pm (local time):  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

8:45 pm (local time):  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 5 minutes in the air

6:45 pm (local time):  Calgary International (YYC)
Calgary is 2 hours behind Atlanta, GA
and 1 hour behind Birmingham (Alabama)
so the time in Birmingham (Alabama) is actually 7:45 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

7:00 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at YYC
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 10 minutes to your destination

7:10 pm (local time):  arrive in Calgary

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from BHM to YYC and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Birmingham (Alabama) to Calgary including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 7 hours

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Flying non-stop from Birmingham (Alabama) to Calgary

How far is Calgary from Birmingham (Alabama)? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 1,831 miles or 2947 km

Flight time: 4 hours, 10 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 6 hours, 32 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 1.6x faster, and saves you about 2.5 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.

This is a medium length flight, so unless you have a nice private jet, you might be booking a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.


Calgary Airports
  1. Calgary International Airport



Alternate flights from Birmingham (Alabama) to Calgary

The most common route is BHM to ATL, then connecting to YYC, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. BHM to ATL to YYC
    Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Calgary International
  2. BHM to IAH to YYC
    Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston to Calgary International
  3. BHM to ORD to YYC
    Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International to Chicago O'Hare International to Calgary International
  4. BHM to MCO to YYC
    Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International to Orlando International to Calgary International
  5. BHM to DAL to YYC
    Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International to Dallas Love Field to Calgary International
  6. BHM to TPA to YYC
    Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International to Tampa International to Calgary International
  7. BHM to MDW to YYC
    Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International to Chicago Midway International to Calgary International
  8. BHM to LAS to YYC
    Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International to McCarran International to Calgary International
  9. BHM to DTW to YYC
    Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International to Detroit Metro Wayne County to Calgary International
  10. BHM to DEN to YYC
    Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International to Denver International to Calgary International
  11. BHM to BWI to YYC
    Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall to Calgary International
  12. BHM to DFW to YYC
    Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International to Dallas/Fort Worth International to Calgary International
  13. BHM to MIA to YYC
    Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International to Miami International to Calgary International


Airlines that fly to Calgary

We picked Delta Air Lines Inc. for your main flight, and Delta Air Lines Inc. for your connecting flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  2. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  3. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)


Plan a trip to Calgary

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Calgary, Alberta. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Calgary. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Hotel Arts. A great place to eat might be Calgary Tower. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Calgary like Calgary Stampede. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Calgary like What's the best neighborhood in Calgary for a first time visitor? Click the button below to explore Calgary in detail.





What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Calgary to Birmingham (Alabama), or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Birmingham (Alabama) to Calgary road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Birmingham (Alabama) to Calgary?

If you happen to know Birmingham (Alabama), don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Birmingham (Alabama)!






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 1,831 miles
flight time of 4 hours, 10 minutes
Calgary is 1 hour behind Birmingham (Alabama)
31 Birmingham (Alabama) travel answers
48 Calgary travel answers










   
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